Sean Ono Lennon, son of the former Beatles member John Lennon and his widow Yoko Ono, was visiting San Francisco, California where his band was playing at the Great American Music Hall, when a burglar broke into his van. Ono Lennon posted a photo of the van’s smashed window on Instagram Wednesday, according to KTVU News. Ono Lennon performs in a band called Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger. Sean said that a laptop belonging to Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger’s percussionist Connor Grant was stolen from the van.
SF Weekly reported that the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger’s van was broken into near Franklin and Hayes when Ono Lennon’s band mate was stopping to get a coffee, according to John Lennon’s son. Franklin and Hayes in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. The announcement was first reported by Mission Mission and the story indicated it is a common area for break-ins.
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, which also includes Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Sean Ono Lennon’s girlfriend, had to leave San Francisco to perform at The Crocodile in Seattle. Though no longer in San Francisco, Ono Lennon promises a “BIG REWARD” and said there would be “NO QUESTIONS ASKED” if his band mate’s laptop is returned. Lennon asked that information about the burglary or the whereabouts of the laptop stolen from the van be sent to the email firstname.lastname@example.org. ABC News reported that the group is now in Vancouver.
Unlike Sean’s half-brother Julian, the son of John Lennon and Cynthia Lennon, Sean’s musical genre is a blend of pop and experimental. His style doesn’t get as much media attention as his music icon father’s did, though Sean Lennon doesn’t require it to get by. As the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Sean was an American icon right at birth and is independently wealthy.The Daily Mail reported, “Sean and Yoko enjoy an inheritance of £200 million.” At 22-years-old, Sean caught America off guard when he told the media that he believed the U.S. Government had his father killed. Ono Lennon said of John Lennon’s assassination that anyone who believed Chapman was “just some crazy guy” who killed John “for his personal interests is insane,” or at least “very naive, or hasn’t thought about it clearly.” According to the Chicago Tribune, Sean has his own reasons why he believed John Lennon was murdered: “He was dangerous to the government. Sean said, “These pacifist revolutionaries are historically killed by the government.” Sean was just five-years-old when John Lennon was assassinated in 1980.